airport and winXP laptop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by liquidmonkey, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. liquidmonkey macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
    i'm just at a friends place for a few weeks and am trying to get onto the internet using airport on his brand new imac (which is sooooo sweet!!).
    now, i'm no mac wizard so here's a rundown...

    he has the internet through a modem directly to his imac
    i activated airport on his imac
    i then activated the wireless networks on my laptop which is running winXP pro SP3
    my laptop finds his imac and i can even connect (after aquireing the network address)

    all good so far??
    but when i try and use firefox to get on the net, i can't :(

    what am i doing wrong?
    on my laptop it says the type of connecting is a 'unsecured computer to computer network' and that SHOULD give me internet, no??

    please be gentle and any help is appreciated :)
  2. liquidmonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
    no worries everyone, its all figured out :) and it works!!

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